NFL Total Access: The Locker Room

NFL Total Access: The Locker Room

Former NFL fullback Michael Robinson and NFL insider Mike Garafolo provide unique stories and insights about the game of football and those who coach and play it. These two Super Bowl champions take listeners inside the locker room to learn what’s really going on in the NFL.

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September 24, 2021 38 min

Three-time Super Bowl champion LeGarrette Blount joins Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room to reveal untold stories from his time playing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles. First, Blount tells a story about how he maintained his weight without eating food provided by the team. Then he reveals what it was really like to be a part of the Patriots locker ro...

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Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo are back to get your ready for week three of the biggest NFL season ever! In this episode, the hosts go game-by-game, asking the most important questions for each matchup. First, they discuss Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, weighing in on whether the star quarterback’s performance against the Detroit Lions would be enough to defeat this week's opponent in the San Francisco 49ers. Next...

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Pro Football Hall of Fame safety Brian Dawkins joins Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room to reveal untold stories from his time playing with the Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, and life after football. First, Dawkins tells a locker room story about how his teammate Terrell Owens once held a press conference from his home driveway. Then he what it was really like to be a part of the Eagles lo...

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Pro Football Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez joins Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room to discuss the evolution of the tight end position. First, Tony tells a locker room story about how his teammates tricked a young player into thinking he won the lottery! Then he discusses the league's top tight ends today and how he would have stacked up against players such as Travis Kelce, George Ki...

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Minnesota Vikings Ring of Honor member Steve Jordan joins Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room to compare and contrast his days playing in the NFL now when his son, Cameron Jordan, is playing for the New Orleans Saints. First, Steve tells a locker room story about how as a rookie following the 1982 NFL lockout player salaries became publicly known. Then he recounts stories about his teammates incl...

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Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo are back to get your ready for week one of the biggest NFL season ever! In this episode, the hosts go game-by-game, asking the most important questions for each matchup. First, they discuss the Dallas Cowboys and whether quarterback Dak Prescott, who was sidelined during the preseason will be ready for Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 Kickoff Game. Next, they discuss the Philadel...

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Less than six months after retirement, three-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle Donald Penn joins Michael Robinson and Mike Garafolo on NFL Total Access: The Locker Room to share all the stories he couldn't reveal during his playing days. First, Donald Penn tells a locker room story about how he lost a series of bets to Khalil Mack playing trash can basketball in Oakland. On the topic of Mack, Penn goes on to criticize the decision...

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Mike Garafolo makes his hosting debut alongside Michael Robinson to begin a new season of NFL Total Access: The Locker Room. First, Garafolo talks about his playing days and a time where he learned information he wasn't supposed to know about while reporting. Then, the duo discuss Cam Newton including why they think he and the New England Patriots parted ways and what's next for the former NFL MVP. Next, they chat about som...

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Hall of Fame Defensive Back Rod Woodson joins Michael Robinson & Brian Baldinger. Up first, Rod talks about the time a coach chewed him out and how it changed his mindset from being an athlete to thinking more cerebral (2:30). Baldy gets insight into what it was like playing for Steelers legendary coach Chuck Noll (5:50), the current state of the team with Mike Tomlin and Ben Roethlisberger (10:50), and where they stack up in a...

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Three-time Pro Bowl Linebacker & Walter Payton Man of the Year Award Winner Thomas Davis joins Michael Robinson & Brian Baldinger. Up first, Thomas talks about the one time a player almost came to blows with former head coach Ron Rivera in Carolina (2:05). Next, he opens up about one of the hardest hits he ever took in the NFL and getting a little revenge on the next play (4:30). Baldy gets insight from Thomas on making the...

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San Francisco 49ers General Manager and 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee John Lynch returns for the second half of his conversation with Michael Robinson and Bucky Brooks. First up, Lynch talks about the advice he got John Elway on how to behave on camera as a GM (2:00). Who first put the idea of Canton in Lynch’s head (4:05), and what was it like to have David Baker knock on his door? (6:20) Bucky asks about the Niners ag...

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San Francisco 49ers General Manager and 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee John Lynch joins Michael Robinson and Bucky Brooks to talk about the bond between himself, Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks… oh and the time Lynch and Brooks went to Buccaneers Head Coach Tony Dungy to get Sapp benched (2:05). Spoiler alert, Dungy didn’t go for it. MRob asks Lynch about transitioning from player to GM (7:12) and we learn how John Elway pr...

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Broncos 2-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon returns joining Michael Robinson and Brian Baldinger to talk about his stacked high school football team that was too talented for its own good (2:05). MRob fast forwards to Melvin’s first season in Denver, asking him if it was difficult to enter a situation where the other running back, Phillip Lindsay, was the city’s favorite son entering a contract year (3:45). Melvin understand...

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Broncos 2-time Pro Bowl running back Melvin Gordon joins Michael Robinson and Brian Baldinger to talk about the time he, Melvin Ingram and Antonio Gates missed the team bus and had to cab it to the stadium (1:55). Baldy wonders if Ingram still believes he’s all-world at every position (3:50). MRob and Flash talk about what a capacity crowd at Mile High Stadium is going to be like (4:48). What did Gordon think when he heard the Aaro...

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Arizona State Head Coach and former NFL Head Coach Herm Edwards stops by to tell Brian Billick about the stories that the camera didn’t catch with the ‘Miracle at the Meadowlands’ (1:15). Coach Herm then talks about what drew him into the college coaching world (5:35), and how he mentors and connects with young athletes. Herm reveals it all begins with a simple question (8:35). Then Coach Billick asks Herm about what spurred the in...

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Award-winning journalist and NFL Media colleague Mike Silver joins Michael Robinson on today’s episode to break down all things Packers and Aaron Rodgers. But first Silver shares how he scored locker room cred early in his career (1:44). Then MRob dives in asking Silver why Rodgers is so upset after going 26 – 6 with two trips to the NFC Championship Game over the last three seasons (3:45). Silver explains it’s partly due to the un...

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All-Time great, Hall of Famer Mike Singletary joins Michael Robinson and DeAngelo Hall to talk about the time Walter Payton snuck heat balm into his jockstrap (1:43). Singletary reveals the origin story of “Samurai Mike” (5:30), before explaining how a note slid underneath Buddy Ryan’s door lead to Bears greatness and to the rise of the 46 Defense (7:02). What else did Singletary learn from Buddy Ryan? Accountability and ownership ...

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April 30, 2021 37 min
Former NFL Executive of the Year and longtime general manager Thomas Dimitroff returns to tell Brian Billick and Michael Robinson about the lengths he’d go to keep the draft rumors from flying (1:45). Thomas then dives into the beginning of his NFL journey, from Canada, to the World League, to Japan, to the Cleveland Browns’ grounds crew (4:18), and breaks down the decision to pursue a GM career instead of coaching (7:40). MRob ask...

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Former NFL Executive of the Year and longtime general manager Thomas Dimitroff stops by to tell Brian Billick and Michael Robinson the real story about the Julio Jones trade, and feeling deflated after hearing Jon Gruden slam it on TV (1:45). Coach and Thomas then dive into the process of making decisions in the NFL Draft (5:15), and the conversation shifts to how a team develops a Draft Board and grading scale (9:20). Billick then...

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Teammates Hall of Fame running back Terrell Davis, and three-time Super Bowl Champion Mark Schlereth join Brian Billick and Michael Robinson to share the real story of where Mark's nickname 'Stink' came from (1:20), and TD recounts how he got punished for crashing Shannon Sharpe's 'Club Shay Shay' during his first training camp (6:05). Mark then reveals that TD was not only a Hall of Fame player, but a Hall ...

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